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Communication disorder

People with a communication disorder have problems with speech, language or hearing that make it harder for them to learn or interact with others. 60-90% of young people who commit crimes have a communication disorders.1

People with a communication disorder may need extra help to understand and effectively participate in criminal proceedings, and may be entitled to special measures or modifications.

  1. p. 9 Nobody Made the Connection: The prevalence of neurodisability in young people who offend, Childrens Commissioner (October 2012)   (back)